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Two Bruin Soccer Players Earn Pre-Season All-America Honors
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  08/06/2001

Aug. 6, 2001

UCLA sophomores Alex Yi (Easton, MD/Bradenton Academy) and Nelson Akwari (Houston, TX/Strake Jesuit HS) have been selected to Collegesoccer.com's pre-season All-America team.

Yi, a defender and the 2000 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, was selected to the second team. Akwari, a defender and an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection, earned honorable mention acclaim. Both players are members of the U.S. U-20 National Team, which advanced to the second round of the FIFA World Youth Championships this summer. Akwari served as team captain for the U.S.

Yi, Akwari and the rest of their Bruin teammates kick off the 2001 season Friday, Aug. 31 against Maryland at the University of Virginia Tournament.

Collegesoccer.com Pre-Season All-Americans

First Team
GK Bryheem Hancock, Sr, Connecticut
D Lee Morrison, Sr, Stanford
D Chris Gbandi, Sr, Connecticut
D Oguchi Onyewu, So, Clemson
D Bryn Ritchie, Sr, Washington
M Carl Bussey, Sr, SMU
M Ryan Coiner, Jr, San Diego
M Gavin Glinton, Sr, Bradley
F Mohamed Fahim, Sr, SMU
F John Barry Nusum, Sr, Furman
F Jack Jewsbury, Sr, Saint Louis

Second Team
GK Doug Warren, Jr, Clemson
D Daniel Jackson, Sr, North Carolina
D Alex Yi, So, UCLA
D David Boutilier, Sr, Rutgers
D Kelly Gray, Jr, Portland
M Shalrie Joseph, Sr, St. John's
M Derek Potteiger, Sr, Penn State
M Ryan Mack, Sr, Indiana
F Pat Noonan, Jr, Indiana
F Jason Thompson, So, Eastern Illinois
F Nicholas McCreath, Sr, Rhode Island

Honorable mention
Goalkeepers: Dan Ferrin (Stony Brook), Byron Foss (SMU), John Politis (Saint Louis), Colin Rogers (Indiana), Curtis Spitieri (Portland), Brian Steckroth (Navy)

Defenders: Nelson Akwari (UCLA), Jason Cole (Saint Louis), McNeil Cronin (Furman), Andres Forstner (Notre Dame), Jack Handy (Furman), Beckett Hollenbach (Maryland), Ilkka Jantti (Kentucky), Aaron Kingi (Fairfield), Jeff Stewart (Santa Clara), Philip Salyer (Maryland), Shavar Thomas (Connecticut)

Midfielders: Brian Carroll (Wake Forest), Brad Davis (Saint Louis), Sean Fraser (Memphis), Matt Goldsmith (Furman), Luchi Gonzalez (SMU), Kyle Martino (Virginia), Jeff Matteo (St. John's), Scott Noble (Duke), Sean Reti (Marquette), Frankie Sanfilippo (San Jose State), Diego Walsh (SMU)

Forwards: Evan Bruno (Lehigh), Byron Carmichael (Marshall), Rob Catana (Hartwick), Jordan Cila (Duke), Cesar Cuellar (Connecticut), Ryan Daley (South Carolina), Todd Lauber (Towson), Hamid Mehreioskouei (Bradley), Flavio Monteiro (UAB), Casey Schmidt (Boston College), Abe Thompson (Maryland), Arturo Torres (Loyola Marymount), Mike Tranchilla (Creighton), Ricardo Villar (Penn State)


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